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Old 14th May 2013, 04:40 PM   #81
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Old 15th May 2013, 11:46 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by Recovering Agnostic View Post
I don't know whether that one originated with Gervais - I had a hard time tracing its origins back when I was investigating it last year - but the truth's a bit more complicated than that. The 93% and the 1% figures are easily found, but they're answers to different questions, with very different methodologies and exclusions.
Lots of fun stuff in the thread, but I really enjoyed your post. Would the quote be any less powerful if it said "about 90%" and "about 10%"? I don't think so. But it would be far more accurate.

By the way, I think it is part of the point of the quote that religion is seen as a positive in a prison system with such a high rate of recidivism. It is a bit like abstinence only sex ed being correlated with high rates of teen pregnancy. Our prisons do little to rehabilitate criminals beyond making them convert to some religion. What a waste.
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I can fix the Gervais meme I did after all create it, I got that info from someone on a talk forum and as well all know good information is hard to find.
If 90/10 would be "true" then I will fix it. I build most of the memes I post, if you see something that is wrong just tell me and I will appreciate it.
Also if you have a meme idea then run it by me as I do love to make them,
(mine are a bit different from most of them) and I enjoy helping to spread the thoughts and the fun!
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Old 15th May 2013, 01:42 PM   #87
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Who the hell is Aalewis?
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Old 15th May 2013, 04:08 PM   #88
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Who the hell is Aalewis?
DUH! The guy in the hat!
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Old 15th May 2013, 04:43 PM   #89
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Self promotional meme?
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Old 15th May 2013, 06:49 PM   #90
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Old 15th May 2013, 06:58 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by TheDoLittle View Post
DUH! The guy in the hat!
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Self promotional meme?

Looking intellectual in his Sonic the Hedgehog Tshirt too.

Seriously, is he notable for something aside from his self-promotional meme attempt? I mean, if you're going to be famous for saying something, at least it should be either witty or smart (hopefully both).
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I build most of the memes I post
Nice work, Ben Adams!

Keep them coming!
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Old 17th May 2013, 06:34 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by joesixpack View Post
Who the hell is Aalewis?
DUH! The guy in the hat!

That doesn't really tell us who he his. I've got no idea who the guy in the picture is either, except from the caption his name is supposedly "Aalewis".

Searching the net for "Aalewis" I get hits for lots of people with the surname "lewis" and the initials A.A., so that doesn't narrow it down for me much.

Is he the Aaron Lewis of the Spring Run Athletic Association?
Is he the Adam Atkins Lewis the geologist?
Is he the "aalewis" from the Game Knot forum?
Is he the Andrew A Lewis with the Facebook page "aalewis98"?
(Wait, nope. Just looked at that page and it definitely isn't him.)
Is he the Aalewis0807 who wrote the free consumer behavior essay?
Is he the A. A. Lewis, Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics & African Languages of the University of Ibadan?
(And so on, ad infinitum.)

How the hell are we supposed to know who he is?

But I did find this...
Quote:
"In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony God’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my own intelligence."

— Aalewis on his own intelligence. We are still trying to figure out if he was wearing a fedora.
http://historyquotes.tumblr.com

So I suppose he must be somewhat famous, at least among tumblr users.
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Old 17th May 2013, 06:56 PM   #94
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Looks like more of what we used to call a pork pie than a fedora. Seems like when I was a kid, the wider brimmed hat was called a fedora and the narrower brims were referred to as pork pies. At least, that's what my grandfather called his hat.
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Well whatever it is it sure doesn't make him look cool. (like he obviously thinks it does)
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Old 17th May 2013, 07:01 PM   #96
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This just in! Aalewis appears to be a smug nobody.


ETA; The discussion and photo on Reddit. It appears that this poor misguided but earnest young freethinker has gotten an interwebz beatdown over it.


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Old 18th May 2013, 10:43 AM   #97
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Old 18th May 2013, 04:25 PM   #98
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Woah.... for a second I thought the hand Hitler was shaking in that picture was back-to-front (a right hand attached to the left arm). Then I realized that the arm belonged to the other guy.
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Old 19th May 2013, 04:13 AM   #100
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[/url]ETA; The discussion and photo on Reddit. It appears that this poor misguided but earnest young freethinker has gotten an interwebz beatdown over it.


Man, that thread has had me lolling more than this entire thread put together. It's a little cruel, but all the best humour is.
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Sheesh do Ya think they stepped on him enough for that?

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Well apparently he aint THAT *********** stupid.....

He's a ham but ****, I wish I had had enough sense to say something that stupid when I was his age, instead I just spent the next 25 years lost in *********** agnostic purgatory.
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Sheesh do Ya think they stepped on him enough for that?

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Well apparently he aint THAT *********** stupid.....

He's a ham but ****, I wish I had had enough sense to say something that stupid when I was his age, instead I just spent the next 25 years lost in *********** agnostic purgatory.
Yeah, I feel bad for the kid. As one poster said, we all say or do things that we will forever look back on and cringe over.
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When I see pics of when I was his age and how I was dressing I think holy cow WTF were you thinking man?
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A comic rather than a meme: http://amultiverse.com/2013/05/22/the-miracle
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That one requires a lot of cognitive dissonance. Atheist regimes in the last century haven't exactly been bulwarks of morality.
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Name an atheist regime and thanks for the new word bulwarks though I cant think of anyplace yet I might use it.
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Name an atheist regime and thanks for the new word bulwarks though I cant think of anyplace yet I might use it.
Soviet Union Communist Party during Stalin/Lenin, Chinese Communist Party up until the 70's, Cuban Communist Party, Khmer rouge...
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Oh I thought you meant in the USA
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Oh I thought you meant in the USA
I don't know why you would have though that when I was responding to a picture of Hitler.
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Yes well I didn't know that, I put two periods in each of the posts then the attached image so they all look the same when you quote them and I had now way of knowing.
I did think that comment rather strange for a Oujia board though.
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Yes well I didn't know that, I put two periods in each of the posts then the attached image so they all look the same when you quote them and I had now way of knowing.
I did think that comment rather strange for a Oujia board though.
LOL!
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